Explosion of HR candidates
As recent as six months ago, HR vacancies were a rare species. So when we did come across one (a role for a generalist £40k HR manager in Bristol) the first thing we did was laugh, cry and hug one another, being thankful that we hung in there and that yes there was a recruitment god and he was good. The second thing we did was announce it to the HR community through our networks, LinkedIn connections, job boards, twitter, google. Anywhere where we could get the message out that HR and the recruitment industry were anything but finished. The third thing we did was take a long deep breath and wait for the response.
And it came...like a giant tsunami. An immense volume of CVs and covering letters...in-house recruiters, comp and bens experts, learning and development specialists, OD practitioners, talent managers, diversity consultants, HR project managers, graduate recruiters, change management advisors. You name it, we got it. Needless to say there were more than a few disappointed applicants.